“You know it’s never fifty-fifty in a marriage. It’s always seventy-thirty, or sixty-forty. Someone falls in love first. Someone puts someone else up on a pedestal. Someone works very hard to keep things rolling smoothly; someone else sails along for the ride.”—Jodi Picoult (Mercy)
“But who can say what’s best? That’s why you need to grab whatever chance you have of happiness where you find it, and not worry about other people too much. My experience tells me that we get no more than two or three such chances in a life time, and if we let them go, we regret it for the rest of our lives.”—
You are free. You are free before the noonday sun and free before the moon and you are free before the stars. And you are free where there is no sun, no moon and where there isn’t a single star in the sky.
But you are a slave. You are a slave to the one you love. Because you love him. And you are a slave to the one you love, because he loves you back.
“Writing is a form of therapy; sometimes I wonder how all those, who do not write, compose, or paint can manage to escape the madness, the melancholia, the panic fear, which is inherent in a human condition.”—Graham Greene (via klammerauf) (via suzywire) (via himandher)
“I always thought that there was this one perfect person for everybody in the world, you know, and when you found that person the rest of the world kind of magically faded away, and, you know, the two of you would just be inside this kind of protective bubble, but there is no bubble, I mean if there is you have to make it, I just think life is more than a series of moments, you know, we can make choices, and we can choose to protect the people we love, and that’s what makes us who we are and those are the real memories.”—
“When two people are under the influence of the most violent, most insane, most delusive, and most transient of passions, they are required to swear that they will remain in that excited, abnormal, and exhausting condition continuosly until death do them part”— George Bernard Shaw (via justbesplendid) (via himandher)
“I want to be the one you want. The one you need. Your reason for getting up in the morning, rushing breakfast and hurrying about to catch a bus and a train or even a fucking helicopter just to come and see me. I want to know that you are mine and mine only. I want that, just that one thing from you.”—